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Natural Choice Foods Celebrates 25th Anniversary Milestone Providing Overstock Food

May 25, 2022
Natural Choice Foods Is Celebrating 25 Years of Serving You!

Grand Rapids, Michigan – 2022 marks Natural Choice Foods’ 25th year providing overstock food solutions that help increase food accessibility and eliminate food waste. Natural Choice Foods is one of the largest total solution providers in the food supply industry and works with food manufacturers, secondary retailers, and foodservice-dependent organizations. Food manufacturers across the United States rely on Natural Choice Foods to take distressed and overstocked food inventory. This helps food manufacturers improve their bottom line and achieve zero waste sustainability goals. Additionally, Natural Choice Foods supplies overstock food and distressed food inventory to secondary outlets and independent retailers, allowing …

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How Wholesale Food Suppliers Help Your Business Beat Rising Food Costs

May 18, 2022
How Wholesale Food Suppliers Help Your Business Beat Rising Good Costs

The food industry saw some of the most significant price increases last year. According to a recent Forbes article, meat, poultry, fish, and eggs have risen in cost by 13.7%, and fruits and vegetables by 7%. And there doesn’t appear to be relief any time soon. The USA Today reported that the USDA’s Economic Research Service’s March 2022 report predicts another 5% rise in food prices. Rising food costs put organizations that depend on or are required to offer food service as part of their operations in a difficult spot. They need to make tough decisions such as taking away …

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Reducing Wasted Food & Packaging

April 14, 2022
Reducing Wasted Food

Earth Day has us all talking about ways we can help save the planet, including reducing wasted food and packaging. Since we opened our doors in 1997, we’ve always been intentional about exercising sustainable practices. We’ve worked to reduce food waste by purchasing nearly all overstock, outdated, and distressed food items from a variety of sellers nationwide. What we don’t sell, we donate and recycle into biofuels, compost, or livestock feed. To further our sustainability efforts, we’ve partnered with Perfect Circle Recycling and Padnos to take our waste reduction efforts to the next level. Sustainability Partners We’re dedicated to finding …

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Wholesale Food Supplier Benefits

March 2, 2022
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The pandemic has been a source of economic stress for several industries, resulting in mass inflation and supply chain issues. The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization found that food prices in January 2022 were at their highest since 2011. This has made it hard for restaurants, correctional institutions, schools, and healthcare facilities to stay on budget and keep foods in stock. When you partner with Natural Choice Foods a wholesale food supplier, we ensure you receive competitive pricing and high-quality food products.     Cost Saving Benefits of partnering with a Wholesale Food Supplier As a wholesale food supplier, we buy …

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Expiration Date Misconceptions & How to Reduce Food Waste

February 7, 2022
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One of the most effective ways to prevent food waste is to understand what expiration dates actually imply. Did you know that more than 80% of Americans throw away food because they misunderstand expiration dates? You can help do your part in breaking the food waste cycle by better understanding these food labels. Being in the distressed food market, we have a great understanding of food labeling regulations. We are here to help break down the labels and misconceptions regarding expiration dates. Understanding the Basics of Food Labels Best If Used By/ Before – This simply guarantees when a product …

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Natural Choice Foods Is Celebrating 25 Years!

January 6, 2022

January 2022 marks our 25th anniversary! Since 1997, we have moved overstock and distressed inventory, giving secondary outlets and independent retailers the opportunity to buy from a discount grocery reseller with a variety of food products to give them a competitive advantage. In addition, we have also helped eliminate food waste by purchasing overstocked and distressed food from manufacturers ultimately making Natural Choice Foods one of the largest total solution providers. Where It Started  Natural Choice Foods was founded by father-son duo Nels and Shayne Eisenga, who had more than 30 years of combined experience in the food manufacturing business …

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How To Prevent Food Waste During the Holidays

December 3, 2021
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The holiday season brings a lot of magic to the table, from spending quality time with friends and family to the abundance of delicious food. While the overwhelming amount of food may be enticing short-term the long-term effects are significantly contributing to the food waste crisis. While enjoying mouthwatering homemade meals is a wonderful part of the holiday season, implementing some simple changes can reduce your food waste and support a healthy environment. Follow these simple tips to save time, money, and our planet this holiday season because preventing food waste is the gift that keeps on giving. Tips for …

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Press Release: New Headquarters Open to Support Growth

November 1, 2021
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As a national leader in overstock and closeout food buying and reselling, we’re thrilled to celebrate the opening of our new West Michigan facility. After nearly a year and a half of construction, the West Michigan-based company Natural Choice Foods has opened the doors to its new headquarters, including tripling the size of warehouse and freezer space. The new property located in Marne, Michigan – just northwest of Grand Rapids – originally included a 60,000 square foot building, which has since been expanded to 135,000 square feet, with room to support continued growth. The entire facility is outfitted with an …

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The Food Recovery Hierarchy

October 6, 2021

In an effort to manage food more sustainably, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created the Food Recovery Hierarchy. The Food Recovery Hierarchy is a reverse pyramid that prioritizes actions businesses and organizations can take to prevent food waste. The Six Tiers There are six tiers listed from most preferred to least preferred in terms of reducing food waste. The first level is source reduction, which reduces the volume of surplus food generated. Businesses and individuals can learn to effectively prevent the flow of wasted flow by inventorying supplies and buying less. The next level is feeding hungry people, which focuses …

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Non-Food Waste Sustainability Efforts

September 1, 2021
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Natural Choice Foods has partnered with West-Michigan based recycling company, Padnos. Their company makes it easy to recycle nonferrous metals, plastics, papers, and electronic scrap, all of which we produce in our office spaces and warehouse. Our team thought, if our overall mission is to take steps towards saving the environment, why haven’t we expanded our efforts beyond food waste? So, that’s exactly what we did.   We’re dedicated to finding sustainable solutions to scrapping all waste, including non-food waste. Any and all paper, plastic, cardboard and metal we use is now being sent to Padnos where it will be …

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